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10 Songs About Homelessness And Poverty

Homelessness and poverty are ongoing themes in popular culture, often depicted in music, film and art.

While the issues of homelessness and poverty are frequently described as an invisible problem - despite their prevalence - pop culture shines a spotlight on the issues.

Here are 10 of the top songs about homelessness and poverty:

1) Moments, Moments, Emerson Drive

A young man intending to end his life by suicide approaches a bridge in this 2006 country song by Emerson Drive, 4-time Juno Award nominees. The young man is followed by an old homeless man who rises from his cardboard box shelter to share that his own life hasn't always been this way:

I've had my moments, days in the sun

Moments I was second to none

Moments when I knew I did what I thought I couldn't do

Like that plane ride coming home from the war

That summer my son was born

And memories like a coat so warm

A cold wind can't get through

Lookin' at me now you might not know it